EVENTS & NEWS
Friday Night Wine & Indoor Music Series — October 20th — 6 pm to 8 pm
Craig Wright is an American singer-songwriter (and short story writer) who lives in Ashland, Oregon. Born in Winfield, Louisiana, and known for his work with his West Coast, Bay Area band, Cast of Clowns, Wright explores the culture of the great Northwest for deep, sometimes emerging, traditions.
Craig has played extensively with people like Steve Kimock, Melvin Seals, George Porter Jr., Bill Kreutzmann and Donna Jean Godcheaux.
Cover $5 Wine Club Members | $7 General Public
Mark your calendar for these upcoming performances:
• October 27th — The Rogue Suspects
• November 3rd — The Brothers Reed
• November 10th — Blue Lightning Dance Band
• November 17th — LEFT
• November 24th — TBA
Wednesday Evening Wine & Music Series — October 25th — 5:30 pm
Join us on October 25th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the tasting room for our very own Wednesday Evening Wine & Music Series featuring LEFT Trio.
Steen & Hallie from Butcher & Baker Catering will be serving some of the best food in the valley. The featured beer truck will be Portal Brewing Company.
Trunk or Treat | 1st Annual Scarecrow Festival | 5th Annual Pumpkins Wines & Good Times — October 28th — 2 pm to 5 pm
Due to weather conditions, the event has been rescheduled to next Saturday.
TRUNK OR TREAT
Don’t miss this fun event where children can safely Trick or Treat from the trunks of decorated vehicles in the Hillcrest Orchard/RoxyAnn parking lot. Kids & Familly FREE to attend. Make sure to come in costume!
Want your car to be a part of the event? Includes free entry into our great grand prize drawing. Click here to contact Pam Gibson (Venue Coordinator).
1ST ANNUAL SCARECROW FESTIVAL
Also this very same day, in association with RoxyAnn Winery’s 5th annual Pumpkins, Wines & Good Times, join us for our very first Scarecrow contest.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- Pick up a Scarecrow stand and entry form in the tasting room at RoxyAnn Winery
- Decorate your Scarecrow – be as creative as you’d like!
- Return it to RoxyAnn Winery before Friday, October 27th at 5 pm to be entered into the contest
- Entry fee $15 (includes a Scarecrow stand)
Scarecrow judging will take place on Saturday, October 28th at 3:30 pm. 3 Grand Prize Winners will be announced and will receive an exciting prize package. Click here to contact Pam Gibson (Venue Coordinator).
5TH ANNUAL PUMPKINS WINES & GOOD TIMES
Come out to RoxyAnn Winery on Saturday, October 28th from 2 PM to 5 PM, for an afternoon of pumpkin carving, live music and a bite to eat. Choose a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch or simply watch your neighbor carve. There will be a “Kiddie Table” for young ones to decorate a pumpkin with supervision.
Uncollected Wine Ships The Week
The Autumn Wine Club Release is being prepared for shipment. Please visit the Tasting Room today to pick up your wine to avoid additional shipping fees. Please disregard this message if you have already picked up your wine.
In the event that you are out of the area, etc., you may also request to have your wine held for an additional 30 days. Please click here to email your request.
Malbec Food Pairing Ideas
Malbec is a medium to full-bodied red wine, and thus, it begs to be paired with more full-flavored foods.
Our 2013 RoxyAnn Malbec exhibits pronounced flavors of Blueberry, blackberry, currant, mocha, earth, cedar, and sweet vanillin oak. This medium-bodied wine is rich, balanced, and soft. Silky tannins and a long persistent finish make it a wonderfully versatile food wine.
However, unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec doesn’t have a super long finish (or as aggressive tannins), which means it will pair extremely well with leaner red meats, and even lighter cuts like dark meat turkey or roasted pork. The pairing secret of Malbec is that it works well with pepper, sage, creamy mushroom sauces, melted cheese, and in particular, blue cheese. YUM!
Featured Artist — October 2017
Arun Kuruvila is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Arun on Sunday, October 8th from 2 to 5 pm. Enjoy LIVE music featuring Harmless Addiction from 3 to 5 pm.
Arun Kuruvila started painting in watercolors around the age of 5. This early exposure laid the foundation for him to excel in the world of colors throughout his school age. He has been a “competitive artist” competing in painting competitions throughout his early life winning numerous accolades in state, national and international level. He developed a signature style which is expressive, bright and colorful.
Later, Arun went on to pursue a career in Medicine and by 2004-2005 he switched to Acrylic as his primary medium. He was awarded “Chitraprathibha” (most talented artist in state medical arts festival) in 2005. He moved to the United States in 2011 for his Internal Medicine residency. He conducted exhibitions in Chicago at Weiss Memorial Hospital in 2013-2015. He moved to the Rogue valley, Oregon in 2015 and continues his passion in Acrylic Paintings. He sticks to his original style of spontaneous realism expressed with vibrant colors.
Currently, he works as a hospitalist at Rogue Regional Medical Center.
- Lalitha Kala art gallery, Calicut, India. 1999
- Calicut Medical College, Kerala, India. 2005
- Louis. A. Weiss Memorial Hospital. 2014Southstage Cellars Jacksonville. 2017.
- Southstage Cellars Jacksonville. 2017.
Hidie Ho Friends and Neighbors, aka Roxy Regulars!
Time for another edition of the Winemakers Corner, otherwise known as ‘The Roxy Inquirer’ (because inquiring minds want to know!!).
We are now into this year’s Harvest (sometimes known as the Crush ((he’s not heavy, he’s my Brother!)). As of the writing of this (splendid) journal we have all of the white grapes in the Winery except for the Pinot Gris, along with a couple of the Red lots. So as the weeks go on if you see us in the tasting room with a ‘Hundred Mile Stare’, and a tasty beverage and you say something and only get a grunt in return you now know why!
Ok, the answer to the most asked questions this season…1) the smoke (hopefully) shouldn’t hurt the grapes, or give us smoke taint. But we won’t know for certain until we bring the fruit in and start the fermentations. It’s mostly a function of the density and timing of the smoke in the life cycle of the fruit. I’m pretty certain we missed the “bad” time when the smoke was the densest, but time will tell. 2) This rain should settle out whatever smoke is in the air, rinse the clusters a little, and settle the dust. If we go back to our normal weather pattern and have some sunny (not always warm) days between now and the start of October we should be just
fine. If not we will be working long hours to get the fruit in before the weather closes in completely.
With this being a shorter than desired growing season we have some hocus pocus we can pull in the Winery to improve the wines (Fred is using a yeast called “Alchemy” on the Sauvignon Blanc, just sayin!!)
Well, that’s all the schoolin you get for now, it’s back to the Crush Pad and Party On Garth!! (or Fred, or Ian, or Bob, or Chad, or whoever!)
We the People!
Red Wine vs White Wine
The differences between red and white wines go far beyond just the choice of grapes and the color. There are several fascinating facts about the real differences between red and white wines.
Insulated Wine Tote Now Available in the Tasting Room
It’s all about the glitz and glamour, darling! Stay fashionable and on trend with this gorgeous insulated aqua wine purse, designed to store your favorite boxed wine as well as your on the go essentials – from sunglasses to makeup to that page-turning beach read that everyone’s talking about. Simply stash the wine in the bottom compartment, compile your must-have accessories and hit the road!
- Fits a 3L box/bladder comfortably
- Pebbled, insulated faux leather
- Includes Keyfab bottle opener keychain
Available in Aqua & Black (more colors arriving soon). Stop by the tasting room today.
RoxyAnn Vintage Wine Discovery
Whenever I shop, I always visit the wine section. This past weekend I stopped in the Ruch Market. To my surprise there were a selection of 2010 Sky Hill Red and 2011 Syrah. We are currently sold out of those two vintages in the tasting room. So, the next time you are en route to the Applegate stop by the Ruch Market and visit the wine section.
The Cottage at Hillcrest Orchard
This historic little cottage boasts an incredible location for wine tasting and gorgeous views. Located on the grounds of the 250 acre Hillcrest Orchard Estate and RoxyAnn Winery, The Cottage will not disappoint for your next getaway!
Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting or glass of wine at the RoxyAnn Tasting Room.
“This place is a rare find for all the right reasons! Easily one of the coolest Airbnbs that I’ve stayed at. I arrived on a Friday night just in time for the live band and food truck by the tasting room. Barbara provided all the information and made sure everything was taken care of during my short stay. Make sure you get there early to taste some wine (the Malbec was my favorite). The staff are super friendly and the room is filled with witty wine quotes. Will definitely stay here again next time! PS. do NOT leave this place without getting a few bottles of wine =).”
“Terry and Barbara’s cottage was great! We went after harvest and the grounds are still beautiful. The staff in the tasting room was super friendly and even helped explain some of the wines to novice drinkers. We will definitely book this place again for our next journey through the area. Tastefully remodeled and comfortable all around!”
Claret Awarded GOLD Medal from Sunset Magazine
RoxyAnn Winery 2012 Claret was an award winner at Sunset Magazine’s 5th Annual International Wine Competition!
This year, Sunset had over 3,000 entries from the United States and around the world. The judging, held at their new Cornerstone campus on April 25 and 26, was conducted by 50 of the most respected wine experts in the West, led by honorary chairs Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker, Ravenswood; and Sara Schneider, Sunset’s Wine Editor.
RoxyAnn Joins the Bear Creek Trail of Wineries!
One of the most popular wine tasting rooms in East Medford, RoxyAnn Winery is a hotspot for events throughout the entire year as well as a relaxing place to sip some of Southern Oregon’s best wines while enjoying the view of the vineyards along the slopes of RoxyAnn Peak.
Visitors to the Bear Creek Wine Trail will now get to stamp their passports at the historic Hillcrest barn at RoxyAnn Winery.
Southern Oregon — WineEnthusiast’s Top 10 Travel Destinations
We all know the story of Oregon wine no longer begins and ends with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Southern Oregon has be hailed by WineEnthusiast as one of “The 10 Best Travel Destinations” in the world!
By the way, if you are wondering who is toasting a glass of bubbles in the “Where to Dine” section, it is our very own Steven Addington. It was an incredible evening of amazing food and wine spent with Eric & Julie Weisinger and friends at The Loft in downtown Ashland.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016 Winners
From the San Francisco Chronicle, “Congratulations on your awards at the 2016 competition. We are pleased to provide you with a list of your awards winners.”
Southern Oregon Wines Love to Fly FREE!
Extended through 2017, the Oregon Wines Fly Free program allows Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members to check one case of wine at no cost on their return flight departing from one of four Oregon airports, as well as Walla Walla, Washington. As a bonus, inbound visitors can receive complimentary tastings at any participating winery by showing their Alaska Airlines boarding passes within a week of arrival.
Membership in Alaska Airlines’ award-winning Mileage Plan is free and customers can join at www.alaskaair.com.
Jack Day | CEO & Founder
Jack has a keen ability to connect the familial roots of this business with the future of where the wine industry is headed in Southern Oregon. He has a sharp mind paired with a clever wit that makes him someone you easily want to be around. He takes an invested interest in each and every one of his employees and goes above an beyond to pay attention to individual strengths that makes each person unique.